Monday, March 18, 2013

A cool band website for $5 a month using Wordpress.

For any musician or band wanting to make their music visible a web site is a vital ingredient.
For readers of this blog I have been working hard at my hosting and web design site and and have come up with something really special - a Wordpress theme specifically for bands. (See the screenshot).
For those of you not familiar with Wordpress it is an open source platform for creating your own blog or website and it is possible to add your own content directly online without having to know any form of code. Themes are basically premade designs that you can install to give you the look and feel you want for your site.
I have several sites running with wordpress and have found it to be a great time saver - allowing you to get a web presence online very quickly.
For those wanting a fast setup with their own .com domain and a premium wordpress theme (which you can tweak and adjust to suit your taste) at a significantly more affordable price than many places this could well fit the bill.

If you would like to know more drop me a line at my site thespeedingpullet.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New radio station accepting indie musician instrumental tracks for airplay.


Hightide Radio is a new station I have just launched to broadcast indie instrumental music and I'm seeking content right now. The type of material I'm looking for is "new age", relaxing, orchestral, and theme style music. anything like Vangelis, Tony o'connor, Morricone, Deep Forest etc as well as solo piano, world, acoustic and most material in that genre.
If you are interested in getting your music out there and your recordings fit the above description visit hightideradio.com and fill out the contact page there with a link to your samples or CDbaby page if you have one.
Note: this is a community effort that I will be funding out of my own pocket (not a commercial station) so no royalties are involved so you need to be willing to let your work be broadcast on this understanding. I want to make this venture win win for everybody so we all get more exposure for our music and sales of our CDs.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Mark.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Sound Recording Gear. New music recording equipment overview site up.

I have begun work on a new site for budding recording artists looking for information on the best recording gear to purchase. I'll be adding product overviews on a regular basis to cover audio interfaces, monitor speakers, microphones, Midi interfaces etc so users can make an informed choice about what items will give them the best value for what they are intending to do.
Currently there are a few posts on the Apogee One and Apogee Duet 2, Motu Ultralite as well as the KRK Rokit 8 Monitor speakers.
I'll be posting more as time allows on a weekly basis.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Gift ideas for musicians

 I just finished putting together a lens on gifts for musicians

. Drop by and post a comment and make a suggestion for any other gift ideas you think could be added to the list.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Audio Software Tutorials For Mac Users.

For mac users wanting to develop their recording skills macProVideo.com is an online education community featuring Tutorial-Videos & Training for popular Audio & Video Applications including Logic Studio, Cubase 6, Ableton, Reason, Pro Tools, Garage Band and more. They also offer some in depth training on how to record your masterpiece to get the best results.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Take your royalty checks, SoundExchange begs


Take your royalty checks, SoundExchange begs
If you are getting online radio airplay for your music there is a very good chance you could be leaving royalty money on the table. Here's how to get it. (and no, it's not a scam).
I discovered this absolute gem in David Nevue's book mentioned in the previous post which is a must read for anyone serious about promoting their music.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

How to promote your music successfully on the internet is updated and full of goodies.

How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet

It's been a while since I posted but I wanted to let everyone know that David Nevue's Best Seller "How To Promote Your Music Successfully on The Internet" has been updated and is packed with gems. I just downloaded the latest edition today and it's good to see that after 3 years (when I originally purchased the book) that the content is right up to date and well worth the read.
If you have not heard of David's book you can check it out here.
In this book you will learn the promotion methods this musician uses to bring in over $5000 a month from the Internet. You can discover how to get radio play, grow a fan base, create a distribution channel and manufacture and sell CDs all online. Imagine how many CDs you’d sell if thousands of people heard your music every single day? You could use the Internet to sell 100, 200 or even more CDs every single month. (Yes, this is possible!) David has accomplished this and more, and in this 2011 edition of his book, he details step-by-step how he finally said good-bye to his day job and starting spending more time on his music.
Go and grab a copy and kick off your music career today.